Listen to"OCEAN BREEZE"from the CD,"THE RIP CHORDS...NOW!",WRITTEN BY FREDDY BROG, while you look at our photos! 

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  MEET THE RIP CHORDS...TODAY!

ORIGINAL RIP CHORD RICHIE ROTKIN - VOCALS, PERCUSSION

ORIGINAL RIP CHORD AND WORLDS GREATEST BONGO PLAYER, ARNIE MARCUS 

MITCH SCHECTER - VOCALS, GUITARS, PERCUSSION, MUSIC DIRECTOR
                              AMY LYNNE - VOCALS, KEYBOARDS, PERCUSSION
                            TONY "THE ROCK" TUTTLE - DRUMS

                                      MIKE KELLY - VOCALS,BASS GUITAR 

     RANDY "DANCE" BUCKSNER - SAX, PERCUSSION 
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Richie, Mitch & Freddy visited The Beach Boys on their 50th Anniversary Tour recently.  Photo By Jeff McEvoy

Rip Chord Richie Rotkin and his Wife,Andi attended Tom Hanks' Performance on Broadway, and paid a visit to the man himself after the show. Thank you Tom and Allison!
BACKSTAGE AT THE CANNERY CASINO IN LAS VEGAS WITH "THE TOKENS" FEATURING MITCH AND PHIL MARGO AND JAY LESLIE. WHAT A GREAT SHOW THIS WAS!!
RICHIE AND MITCH WITH RON DANTE AND THE 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY BEFORE A SHOW IN SPRINGFIELD NJ, AUGUST 2016
MIKE, MITCH, AND RANDY WITH BOJI BAY LEGACY PARK CEO,TOM GOLDEN, HOLDING AWARDS THE BAND AUTOGRAPHED FOR THE CAR SHOW WINNERS AT LEGACY PARK IN MILFORD,IOWA.
MIKE WITH THE GREAT BOBBY RYDELL BACKSTAGE AT A SHOW AT THE CLEFF AND JAZZ CLUB IN DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA

THE RIP CHORDS WERE HONORED TO ATTEND AND PERFORM AT CHARLIE GRACIE'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. CHARLIE IS THE FIRST TRUE PHILLY ROCK AND ROLL STAR...CAMEO RECORDS,1956 WITHY "BUTTERFLY" AND "FABULOUS". HE'S STILL AMAZING!! 

AT THE CHILLER EXPO WITH ACTRESS/SINGER MACKENZIE PHILLIPS AND GARY DECARLO OF "STEAM" 

RICHIE ROTKIN WITH CLASSIC SONGWRITER FOR THE MONKEES AND MANY MORE ARTISTS, BOBBY HART 

MITCH WITH THE GREAT DENNIS TUFANO ,ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER OF  "THE BUCKINGHAMS" .
SEE HIM PERFORM LIVE ! JUST AMAZING!

Mitch and Richie were having dinner in Atlantic City and bumped into the great Mark Lindsay at the restaurant!! Mark gave us a copy of his new CD...which is great!!! New "Raiders" style rock and roll magic!! Check it out at his website  www.marklindsay.com
MITCH ONSTAGE AT THE CANNERY CASINO IN LAS VEGAS, SEPTEMBER 2016, JUST BEFORE THE FIRST SONG!
                              ONSTAGE AT THE RIVERSIDE CASINO IN RIVERSIDE IOWA
                          RICHIE ROTKIN ONSTAGE AT LEGACY PARK IN BOJI BAY,IOWA JUST BEFORE SHOWTIME.
ONSTAGE IN STATEN ISLAND ON MEMORIAL DAY IN A CONCERT FOR OUR VETERANS
                                        ONSTAGE AT THE GRAND FALLS CASINO IN IOWA.

DURING OUR VISIT TO SOUTH DAKOTA, WE PAID A SPECIAL VISIT TO MT. RUSHMORE. JUST AMAZING. PICTURED WITH US IS DEB KELLY (SECOND FROM LEFT), WHO TOOK THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS OF US AT "KOOL DEADWOOD NITES"! THANKS DEB! 

ONSTAGE AT "KOOL DEADWOOD NITES" IN DEADWOOD SOUTH DAKOTA 

MIKE AND MITCH ON THE BIG SCREEN AT "KOOL DEADWOOD NITES" IN DEADWOOD SOUTH DAKOTA! 

BACKSTAGE VIEWS AT "KOOL DEADWOOD NITES"                                                               AMAZING CROWD!!! AMAZING EVENT!! AMAZING TOWN!!

AMY LYNNE COMMANDING THE CROWD OF THOUSANDS IN DEADWOOD SOUTH DAKOTA....SHE HAD THEM ALL SINGING ALONG WITH HER!!! 

              RICHIE IN THE HOTEL LOBBY IN SYRACUSE NY. THE RIP CHORDS                                   PERFORMED FOR THE NATIONALS AT THE NY STATE FAIRGROUNDS. 

                                 MITCH AND RANDY ONSTAGE IN SYRACUSE NY 

THE RIP CHORDS PERFORMING MAY 2015 AT THE LEVITT PAVILION STEELSTACKS ARTSQUEST COMPLEX IN BETHLEHEM PA! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VENUE!!!              PHOTO BY GERRI BENDER

ONSTAGE AT THE LEVITT PAVILION STEELSTACKS IN BETHLEHEM,PA  PHOTO BY GERRI BENDER

RIP CHORDS BASSIST/VOCALIST,MIKE KELLY,ONSTAGE ROCKIN' THE SPECTOR BASS! PHOTO BY GERRI BENDER

THE RIP CHORDS HAD THE HONOR OF BACKING UP THE ICONIC 60'S POP STAR, DONNA LOREN AT THE MONKEES CONVENTION. PLAYING DRUMS WITH US WAS MONKEES TOURING DRUMMER,RICH DART. 

THE RIP CHORDS ONSTAGE AT THE SELLERSVILLE THEATER ON 3-22-14                                    PHOTO BY GERRI BENDER

RICHIE,GETTING READY TO GO ONSTAGE.  PHOTO BY DEB KELLY

MITCH, AMY AND RICHIE OF "THE RIP CHORDS" SINGING HARMONY WITH GREAT BEACH BOY AL JARDINE AT TOWN HALL ON BROADWAY IN NYC, AS PART OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES 50TH ANNIVERSARY NYC VISIT. THANKS TO CHARLES ROSENAY. PHOTO BY MIKE McCANN TAUSS 

                                  AMY LYNNE ROCKIN' IT ONSTAGE! PHOTO BY DEB KELLY

JOINING "THE RIP CHORDS" ONSTAGE IN SIMI VALLEY...LONGTIME BEACH BOYS/AL JARDINE DRUMMER,VOCALIST, BOBBY FIGUEROA AND AL JARDINE KEYBOARDIST, TOM JACOB.
POP SINGING LEGEND DONNA LOREN JOINED "THE RIP CHORDS" ONSTAGE IN SIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA AT THE NATIONAL CAR COLLECTORS APPRECIATION DAY CELEBRATION. TWO OF DONNA'S CLASSICS,"MUSCLE BUSTLE" AND "IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I CRY" WERE PERFORMED TO AN EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCE.
ORIGINAL RIP CHORD ARNIE MARCUS AND LONGTIME BEACH BOYS/AL JARDINE DRUMMER,VOCALIST, PERCUSSIONIST BOBBY FIGUEROA JAMMING ONSTAGE IN SIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA.
MITCH BACKSTAGE AT THE CANNERY IN LAS VEGAS WITH BILLY HINSCHE (DINO,DESI,& BILLY, THE BEACH BOYS,AL JARDINE & THE ENDLESS SUMMER BAND,CALIFORNIA SURF INC.) BILLY SAT IN WITH THE RIP CHORDS AND ROCKED! PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM FOSTER

AMY LYNNE, MITCH AND RANDY ONSTAGE IN BETHLEHEM,PA. PHOTO BY GERRI BENDER

AMY LYNNE HAVING A BLAST ONSTAGE!!  PHOTO BY GERRI BENDER

MITCH JAMMING ONSTAGE IN STREETSBORO OHIO WITH LOCAL GUITAR PHENOM,MICHAEL WEBER, WHO IS TEARING IT UP IN AND AROUND THE CLEVELAND AREA WITH HIS BAND, "THE MICHAEL WEBER SHOW". CHECK HIM OUT!                        PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM APATHY
RIP CHORD RICHIE AND THE GREAT GARY "U.S." BONDS

Photo above: THE RIP CHORDS ONSTAGE AT HERSHEY PARK                                      PHOTO BY ANNIE SCAMMELL                                     

Rip Chords' Richie Rotkin and Star of "The Rifleman", and talented Musician, Johnny Crawford.
Rip Chord Mitch Schecter stands next to a Corvette similar to the one that inspired the Rip Chords hit, "Go Go Red & White Vette", at a recent Hot Rod Show in Pa.
RIP CHORD RICHIE ROTKIN AND THE GREAT TOMMY JAMES..
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY C. POMARICO

RANDY DANCE ONSTAGE,WAILING! PHOTO BY DEB KELLY

Rip Chords' Mitch Schecter, Richie Rotkin & Amy Lynne with Two Time Academy Award Nominated Songwriter, Carol Connors...together with the Original Sheet Music to "Hey Little Cobra", The Rip Chords first hit, which Carol Co-Wrote.
RIP CHORD ARNIE MARCUS AND BOB COWSILL BACKSTAGE AT A SHOW FEATURING THE COWSILLS AND THE RIP CHORDS IN LAS VEGAS.
Rip Chord Richie Rotkin with 60's Pop Icon,Donna Loren at The Davy Jones/Monkees Convention. This is their first meeting since the "Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars Tours"  in the Early 60's!

         TONY "THE ROCK" TUTTLE KICKIN' IT ONSTAGE. PHOTO BY DEB KELLY

ONSTAGE AT THE CANNERY IN LAS VEGAS PHOTO BY KATHI CHRISTY

ONSTAGE AT THE HARRY CHAPIN  THEATER IN EAST MEADOW NY...PHOTO BY ED WATKINS

 THE RIP CHORDS PERFORM AT B.B. KINGS IN NYC

Rip Chords Keyboardist,Vocalist, Percussionist, Amy Lynne rockin' it onstage at                              The Monkees Convention at The Meadowlands
Rip Chord Mitch Schecter with Pat Horgan. Pat is the creator of The Garage Band Tribute Series of CD's on Collectables Records, and the leader of the NY based "Pat Horgan & Thunder Road"

ROCKIN' ONSTAGE AT THE BROADWAY THEATER 

THE RIP CHORDS ONSTAGE WITH BEACH BOY AL JARDINE IN LAS VEGAS 

THE RIP CHORDS IN THE 60'S...."THREE WINDOW COUPE"!!! 

THE RIP CHORDS IN THE 60'S..."HEY LITTLE COBRA"!! 

A RARE SHOT OF 4 OF THE 6 ORIGINAL RIP CHORDS IN THE STUDIO TOGETHER...CIRCA 1963...WITH BRUCE AND TERRY (THE OTHER 2 ORIGINALS) BEHIND THE BOARD. 

RICHIE WITH ORIGINAL RIP CHORDS PRODUCER/BEACH BOY BRUCE JOHNSTON 

 MITCH SCHECTER, BEACH BOY AL JARDINE, RICHIE ROTKIN. AL IS ONE OF THE GREATS.

Mitch sharing a Mic with Billy Hinsche (Dino,Desi & Billy/The Beach Boys Band/Al Jardine & The Endless Summer Band) at The Cannery in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Cohen)

ORIGINAL RIP CHORDS RICHIE ROTKIN AND ARNIE MARCUS,TOGETHER AGAIN IN LAS VEGAS. 

MITCH WITH LEGENDARY RECORD PRODUCER/MUSICIAN,RON DANTE...ONE OF MITCH'S RECORD PRODUCER INFLUENCES. SOME OF RON'S CLASSICS INCLUDE THE BARRY MANILOW HITS AND THE ARCHIES RECORDINGS...AMONG MANY OTHER GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

RICHIE WITH LARRY CHANCE OF "LARRY CHANCE & THE EARLS",BEFORE A SHOW TOGETHER.

MITCH WITH CAROL CONNORS, 2 TIME ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SONGWRITER, AFTER CAROL'S APPEARANCE IN FT. LAUDERDALE FLORIDA.                                                             Carol Co-Wrote "Hey Little Cobra" and "The Theme From Rocky".

AMY AND MITCH BACKSTAGE IN STREETSBORO OHIO WITH THE GREAT GARY LEWIS BEFORE A SHOW THERE.

 MITCH BACKSTAGE WITH KATE TAYLOR IN PRINCETON N.J.BEFORE ONE OF KATE'S SHOWS.

AMY LYNNE ONSTAGE WITH BILLY HINSCHE IN LAS VEGAS 

WRDV-FM Disc Jockey Gerri Bender with a gift from the group.                                              HEAR GERRI'S SHOW, "GERRI'S PLACE" EVERY SUNDAY FROM 7PM TO 10PM AT WWW.WRDV.ORG

RICHIE WITH BROADWAY PRODUCER SANDY HICKS BACKSTAGE AT A KATE TAYLOR CONCERT.

RICHIE AND MITCH WITH WRDV-FM DJ, FRED "THE GRIM REAPER" RICE ...HEAR FRED AT 5PM ON SUNDAY EVENINGS AT www.wrdv.org

Photo Credits: Unsteady Freddie, Gerri Bender, Annie Scammell, Fred Rice,Tom Apathy . Vintage photos are from the Columbia Records archives.

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